Wednesday, 9 May 2012

9th May

1985: Get the feeling from this intro that John and Janice had seen some criticism of Pops presenting. They're introducing The Style Council with Weller's bass slapping and mild swear - there's kids watching! - and Curtis Hairston having a shot at the electro-soul market with the aid of a very neat moustache.

1991: Having given up on live vocals, Bernard Sumner also does away with the Electronic original in favour of a piano house remix and not giving Johnny much to do at all. T99 demonstrate how house was properly done back then - airpunching keyboard players and a woman in her bra badly miming.

1996: The lesser spotted Bear Van Beers introduces as only she could Blur, Damon exhibiting the sort of self-absorption typical of being screamed at like that.

1997: Another Eurovision UK entrant, Katrina & The Waves have a miniature Last Night Of The Proms.

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